Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Reflections, oil on linen, 36 x 30
Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors
Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wild West!, 36 x 36, oil on linen
As I reported recently, I'm painting a series of oils based on the American Indians that preformed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. I'm using photos from the late 1800's as my reference and inspiration.
But what would this series be without a painting of Buffalo Bill Cody?
I'll be sending this painting to the Greeley Western Art Invitational
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Three Horses, oil on canvas, 18 x 24
I'm pleased to announce that I was awarded the Jan Stiver Painting Award for Oil Painting for my painting Three Horses.
For some reason most of the art work has been removed from their website but they do have the Award winning pieces up so take a look
Friday, May 20, 2011
I was pleased to find out that my painting image, The Shadow of our Burden, was included in Western Art Collector magazine's writeup about the Greeley Stampede Invitational Art show.
I can't figure out how to include the article so you can read it but if you contact me I'll email the article to you
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Cowboy Girl, oil on canvas, 20 x 16
If you will be in Pendleton, Oregon this weekend, don't forget to stop by In the Company of Cowgirls art show.
The Art Show opens 1-6pm. Cattle Barons Ballroom, Artists Reception 7pm.-9pm, Hamleys Slickfork Saloon
Special Guest Ms. Juni Fisher will be in Concert. tickets $20 at the door
The show runs from May 19 - 22. For more info see their website
If you can't make it to the show you can See it Online
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Summer Lightning, 20 x 30, oil on canvas
I will be participating in the Heart of the West Invitational Art Show in Lander, WY again this year. I've had paintings in this show several times and was awarded Best of Show a few years ago for my painting Summer Lightning.
My only objection to this show is that it was only one day long. This year the show will hang for 8 days, Sept 10 -18. I'll have more information as the show draws nearer.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Timeless Spirit, 20 x 24, oil on canvas
This is the first in a series of my Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Indians. The paintings depict turn of the century Plains Indians, the ones you would have seen if you had the privilege of attending The Wild West Show. The paintings are based on photos taken of the performers.
I hope you enjoy them. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings please Contact Me
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Red Indian, oil and gold leaf on linen, 30 x 40
I will be participating in Gallery 822's 8th Anniversary Exhibition. The gallery really puts on a great opening!
The Artist Reception is Friday May 6th, 5 - 8 pm. The location is at 822 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
Stop by and say hello and take a look at my new work.